This energetic concert or festival opener is sure to make your band sparkle! Highlander is full of bright melodies for the woodwinds and trumpets juxtaposed with bagpipe-like drones in the low brass, calling to mind images of old Scotland. Generous use of the piccolo adds to the Scottish flair. A lovely woodwind chorale provides for an interesting contrast in the middle section, only to be interrupted by the exciting main melody which modulates and brings Highlander to a fantastic finish. Highlander is another sparkling concert or contest showpiece by Carl Strommen!